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GEORGIA AND FLORIDA.
NEWS OF THE TWO STATES TOLD
A Man Who Went to the Mexican War
as a Youth Under Gen. Jackson
Seeking a Pension at Augusta A
Negro Stricken Down by the Sun at
J. C. Martin, of Cuthbert, has commenced
Work on his new iron warehouse, which will
I* completed by Aug. X.
The Prohibitionists of Atlanta are sup
plying the Chief of Police with money with
xv. ich to work up casts against violators of
the prohibition law.
There will be a walking match, foot race,
water fight, wheelbarrow race and general
assortment of amusements at Cuthbert on
July 2fi. A big time is anticipated.
Dr. Hubbard, of Crawford, on Saturday
last performed the difficult operation of re
moving a tumor that weighed a half pound
from a lien. Dr. Hubbard will make a S|e
cialty of surgery.
The Thundering Spring baptist, church,
in the Red Bone district of Ixu county, has
been reorganis'd by Kcv. J. C. Bass. It
now has, through his efforts, a large and in
The cotton crop in the neighborhood of
Cuthbert promises a larger yield this year
than for several years. The corn crop is
not as good as last year, but with good
seasons will turn out very well.
Lightning struck the ground in Rev. J.
W. Lord’s cotton field in Jackson county,
killing the cotton on a plat of ground about
two rods square. On this spot were two
melon vines which were not at all injured
by the lightning.
The negro, Ed Bailey, who was shot by
8. G. Beekom at Bluffton week tiefore last,
died Monday evening. Coroner Robinson
held an inquest and the jury returned a
verdict of justifiable homicide. The evi
dence showed the shooting to be entirely un
avoidable on the part of Mr. Beekom.
There is a Miss Ahl living in Appling
county, about ten miles from Baxley, who
is 10 years and 2 months old and weighs 180
pounds. She weighed at the age of 7 years
110 pounds. She is no higher than children
usually at her age, so you inny judge she is
a sight. Persons who have seen her say she
is as broad as she is long.
On Sunday afternoon, during a shower of
rain, accompanied by a slight wind, an old
china tree that stood opposite the south gate
of the Executive Mansion, at Milledgevdle,
fell, striking the telegraph wires, tearing
them down for 100 yards. Only a few (If
these old trees now remain in the city, elms
having taken their place.
The African Methodist Episcopal church
nf Lumber City gave a festival on the night
of July 9 and voted several prize's, among
which wuts a gold-headed cant*. There were
two candidates, Rev. H. H. K. Hall anil H.
B. Hammons, a bartier. Hammons was the
winner of the stick, which brought the
church SIOO. Hammons’ majority was
The metal warehouse of the Swift Manu
facturing Company, at Columbus, is about
complete. It is a handsome building.
Steam was turned on the new Pearce cotton
mill for the first time Monday. It will soon
be in full operation. The new Muscogee
mill is being rapidly completed The brick
work has l eached” nearly to the top of the
A force of hands will lie put to work next
week at the cotton compress at Americus.
The machinery will be given an overhauling
and put in readiness for o|wration this fall,
while large adilitions are to be made to the
building in the way of sheds, platforms,
etc., for the convenient handling of cotton.
The company is confidently counting upon
pressing 40,000 (tales of cotton this winter.
The third and last company to compose
the Macon fire department will go on duty
on July 17. The company will occupy the
old engine house of No. J,” at the intei-sec
tion of Poplar and Third streets, which has
been fitted up in most convenient shape for
the boys and the steamer. The steamer is
now daily expected from Elmira, N. Y.,
and when it comes will be put on duty at
Fire broke out. in Mr. Sehriever’s store at
Brunswick Monday night. Tho store and
stock was destroyed entirely and that part
of the building used ss the residence nearly
so. The adjacent buildings, however, were
saved, although one of them was in eight
feet of it and caught three times. -Mr.
Schriever estimates his stock at about $3,000
and the building at SI,OOO. The total in
surance is $2,400.
The annual reunion of the First Georgia
Regiment and Twelfth Georgia Battalion
takes place at Kandersville Aug. 3. Unusual
and elaborate preparations are being made
to make the occasion pleasant and profit
able. Col. Henry D. Capers, Gen. Clem
Evans, Gen. Gordon and other distinguished
gentlemen who are members of the associa
tion are expected to be present and to ad
dress the veterans.
Rev. R. W. Anderson, rector of St.
Stephens’ Episcopal church, of Milledgc
ville, has notified tho vestry that he will
send in his resignation next Sunday. Mr.
Anderson’s resignation has been expected
for some time. He is a thoroughly educated
man and a good preacher. It is very un
fortunate that ho became involved in the
“german” controversy, ami it is thought
that that hastened his resignation.
Monday morning Deputy Marshal Har
ris, of Detoctivo Shackelford’s men, ar
rived in Macon with ex-Postinaster and
mail carrier, George F. Browning, of Tel
fair county. The ex-official is charged with
having made false returns. He is said to
have illegally sold postage stamps, and lie
was carried before Commissioner Erwin for
a hearing. Commissioner Erwin hoard the
case and Browning was held in S3OO hail.
In 1836, after the scare occasioned by the
burning of Roanoke by the Indians, the
male inhabitants of Americus rendezvoused
at what is now the court house squnre, with
guns in their hands, to repel an expected at
tack from the Indians. Many of the women
and children had in the meantime been sent
across the river for safety, and a camp of a
milo In length was established for the fugi
tives at or near the present site of the town
Athens nanner-Watchman: It is file gen
ernl impression that Dr. Westmoreland
should notice in some manner the card of
Dr. W. D. Carter, of Winterville. Dr. Car
ter is a gentleman and a physician who
stands high in his profession, and lie cannot
be ignonsl under the code of honor. The
people of this section of the State are anx
iously looking to see what will be done in
the matter, for of course Dr. Westmoreland
will not ignore it.
At Augusta, yesterday morning, a young
negro named E<l Smith was sitting near the
pump at the junction of Jackson and
Twiggs streets. The lad was bare headed
under the burning sun. Soon he was per
ceived to full. When help came he was in
convulsions and seemed to lie very much
affected about the head. Ho could not
speak, and during the whole afternoon the
i returned at intervals with plain
manifestations of severs pain. It is sup
posed to he a ease of sunstroke.
\ terriffc and destructive wind and hail
storm passed near Madison Sunday evening,
about 8 o'clock, accompanied by the most
vivid lightning and deafening thunder
peals. The lightning struck a large elm
tree in front of Judge Si wall's former resi'
deuce, this tree having been torn
to pieces by lightning four years ago. The
drops of Charles Donand anil neighbors
were completely destroyed by the hail and
wind. These crops were unexceptionally
promising prior to the storm, and now one
would scarcely think a crop had ever grown
an the land. No one was injured personal ly
}r killed as far as known.
Ben Fuller, an employe of the Augusta,
fMaon and Bandera vide railroad, Eada
p&niliar accident happen t,o him on Monday,
lie was on the excursion train which car
ried the great crowd of colon* 1 people to
finer Crock. The train came to a stop op- I
I posito the barrel factory within the city
limits and Ben got off. As he stepped down
from the train lie struck against the hip
pocket of a negro standing against the side
of the car. In this pocket was a sharp shoe
maker’s knife, which struck Ben under the
right shoulder blade indicting a painful
wound. The physician attending said had
the wound been a little lower Ben’s life
would have been in great danger.
The Secretary of tlie Executive Depart
ment has received from Wesley Shropshire,
of Chattooga county, the counsel for Henry
Pope, under sentence of death for rape in
that county, and now confined in Fulton
jail, an affidavit with the request, that he
procure Pojie’s signature to the same. The
affidavit is for the purpose of securing Pope
anew trial, his counsel having determined
to adopt that manner of getting the case
before the courts again, it is thought that
in view of tho turn matters have taken
there will not lie the least difficulty in get
ting the prisoner anew trial. The result of
that trial as yet is a matter of the veriest
speculation, but a number of people do not
hesitate to affirm that the facts in the ease,
as brought ont by the recent developments,
are sufficiently strong to give Pope his free
Monday principal keeper Towers, of the
penitentiary department, read of the capture
of James Jenkins, a notoriously desjierate
convict who esrup-xi from the penitentiary
in I*B2. He was edßvicted in April, IHSI,
at Dougherty Siqierior Court and sentenced
to life imprisonment. Some weeks ago
Jenkins, who has lieen living at Brunswick
since his escape and who had married there,
was arrested for assaulting his wife. He
was sentenced to the chain gang for six
months. M. A. Wiggins, a railroad man,
succeeding in identifying Jenkins as tho
escaped convict, the Glynn county authori
ties turned the prisoner over to him in order
that he might deliver the man to the princi
pal keeper and obtain the $lOO reward. All
this happened some days ago, and as yet
nothing has lieen heard of Wiggins or Jen
kins at the office of the prineii>al keeper.
On Sunday night last Escott Brown, a
quiet and popular young man who lives in
East Athens, was returning home from
church with a young Atlanta lady, a cousin
of young Brown’s, who was on a visit to the
family. The young couple had crossed the
river and were half way up the steep hill
when, without warning, someone hurled a
large stone at Mr. Brown, the missile strik
ing him on the side of the head with such
force as to raise a large lump. It did not
knock him down, however. The assailed
party at once turned around to see someone
that he took to he a negro man making off’
as fast as his legs could carry him. He is
not entirely satisfied, however, that it is a
negro, hut he judged so from the dress and
manner of the man as lie rapidly fled.
Brown did not pursue his assailant, as he did
not think it advisable to leave his fair
charge, so the fellow- made good his escape.
At Athens Saturday the committee of tho
board of trustees amended the rules of tho
government of tho old Franklin college as
fixed by the “Senatus Aeademieus.” Tho
ohl law was that any student convicted of
sending or accepting a challenge to fight, a
duel, or bearing such a challenge, or in any
way aiding or allotting such a duel, should
be expelled by the faculty. The words “con
victed of” are stricken out by the commit
ted? and the following words are added at
the end of the section: “And any stu
dent so ex[ lled should not bo recalled
except by a vote of the board of trustees.”
So that the law amended requires that any
student sending or accepting a challenge,
etc., shall be expelled by the faculty, and
shall not Is- recalled except by a vote of the
lioaril of trustees. Tho old law under which
the faculty was working was framed in
1853, and really required a student to he con
victed in court before he could be expelled,
hence the amendment.
One farmer at Quitman has already
realized #KK) from a small area planted in
melons, and is not yet through shipping,
while another living near the same place
has sold #250 worth of cucumbers from a
single acre. Besides these, there are num
bers of other trackers in that section, all
of whom have made money out of the busi
ness this year. I zee county is fast coining
into prominence as a melon-growing region,
the net returns for the present crop up to
this time amounting to something like
#7,200, and the shipments increasing
daily. Peaches are also grown and
handled profitably. Messrs. Rumph &
Moore, of MarshaUville, are shipping hun
dreds of crates of them North every day,
where they sell readily at an average of #0
tier bushel. Fruit evaporators have also
lieen erected there, and thousands of bushels
of fruit that cannot bo shipped profitably
are evaporated and sold readily at good
figures. The people of that immediate sec
tion are wisely turning their attention to
this industry, and instead of eking out an
existence by cultivating cotton altogether,
are devoting much of their land to orchards,
which, in course of time, will yield them a
handsome return upon the investment.
Capt. A. C. Sneed, of the Atlanta Rifles,
returned home from Cumberland Tuesday
highly pleased with that resort. He thinks
it the best place for a military encampment
that lie has yet seen, as it is very cool and
has a sea breeze unsurpassed by any resort.
Capt. Sneed made all the final arrangements
for the company's approaching encamp
ment, and decided on Mount Airy for the
camping ground. The company will pitch
its tents in a grove of large, stately oaks,
which will furnish sufficient shade. Just in
front of the grove is u beautiful drill
ground about 100 yards wide, which
will be used for bathing while the
tide ts up. and when down the company
will drill on the beach. An excellent pro
gramme has been prepared, one which will
tie very interesting to witness. Among the
special features might be mentioned that,
while the Rifles are on the island the Bruns
wick Riflemen, with their famous hand,
will spend a day as the guests of the Rifles.
This visit will be the Occasion of a regular
jubilee. It has been unanimously decided
that the camp lie named “Camp Gordon,”
in honor of our Governor, and also that an
“invitation lie sent to Gov. Gordon and
staff, asking them to accompany us on our
encampment, and it is hoped the invitation
will lie accepted.”
N. H. Bu.su, of Thompson, was in Augusta
Tuesday on matters looking to tho proper
drawing up and certifying of p[>ers that
will entitle him to a pension under tho bill
passed at the last session of Congress. Mr.
Bush when a lad of lti was mustered into
service for ouo year. Had he Ison 21 he
would now be entitled to his pension—the
hill provides only for veterans (ifi years of
age. Ho went out with the Richmond Bines,
n .sunpany formed in that county, Cunt.
Daniel \V. Dill commanding, Eieuis. John
Phinizy, Jr., and A. H. McLaws. The
company rondezvoued at Columbus,
where field officers were eloeted
June 27, 1 S4*>. (Jen. Henry It Jackson, of
Savannah, was chosen Colonel. They then
proceeded by boat to Mobile, and there took
ship for Brazos Island. On the trip the
Fourth of July was llttingly observed, the
orator for the*day being Incut. John Thin
izy, Jr., a talented son of John !*hiui.-.v,
K*q., late of Augusta. Mr. Bush lieutu his
years lightly, and from appearances sill
enjoy many mom The recollections of the
scenes and incidents of this year of voluu
teer service are keen and vivid. U ■ suy>
he was one ef tile first to land at the storm
nig of \ era Cruz. The only survivors of
his conijiany known to him are M/ij. A. H.
MeUaws and William Darby, a painter at
the (b-orgia railroad shops. Mr. Bush's ]i
|h . s were proisTly attest.si in Clerk Keen
er's ofilec, mid he has only to wf.it the reach
ing of his n;M year to seiniro his ismsion, '
siiould his petition, to let him share the saute
benefits with his older comrades in arms, be
Adel correspondence Valdosta Timex: A
neighbor iHtssmg along tlw Union road Inst
week on seeing our clever jiostmaster with
bare arms clutching tho plow handles with
the grip of a giant and reining Ins horse
across the rows and the uprooted corn and
cotton lay withering in the sun, stopped in
amazement and inquired: ".lack what on
earth do you moan by plowing through
your corn and cotton in that.rttyJe 1" "SVliat
do I mean I Why sir. I mean to jay off my
land in town lots.” “Town lots! thunder!
Don’t you think you’re very hasty übout
THE MORNING NEWS: THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1887.
it?” “No sir, I don’t. A man often misses
a good chance by being too slow. This
is one time I’m heeled.” "No sir,”
continued he, taking anew chew of
tobacco as he liegan to scrape the caked dirt
from his plow with the toe of his shoe:
“You are in the heart of a great town —
twill be to your interest to invest. I’ll sell
you—let roe see—where—now will he the
best stand?’ Here heanpears for a moment
in deep study; then brighten* up and con
tinues, as he points with his index finger to
a corresponding furrow in the field over the
other side of the lane, “Yes, there is Grady
avenue. I'll sell you a business lot on thnt
side; better strike while the iron is hot;
want to keep these lots on this side for my
own use; then I’ll sell you a nice residence
lot over there on Cleveland square.” Here
lie pointed across tile lield to some new
stakes where might be seen fresh furrows in
which lay withering cotton plants.
Haralson Banner: On Monday evening
about 2 o’clock, during a thunder shower,
the house of Mr. E. T. Smith, who lives
near the railroad, two anil a half miles east
of Bremen, was struck by lightning. Mrs.
AA'iliiams, a daughter of Mr. Smith, an in
mate of the house, and her sister Fannie, a
girl of 12 years of age, were seated on the
veranda oti the north side of the building at
the time of the shock. The floor was torn
through directly under Mrs. AA’iliiams’ right
foot, tearing her shoe and stocking into
shreds. After Mrs. AA’illiains recovered
from the shock she found Fannie prostrate
and lifeless upon tho floor beside her chair.
Amid this awful perplexity she thought of
her little babe, some two weeks old, that
she had left ill a crib in an adjoining
room. Leaving her lifeless sister, sho made
her way to the crib. On reaching the room
she found the tesiiling in tho crib on fire;
snatching tho child from the flames, she
clasped it to her bosom with a heart full of
thankfulness for its deliverance. By this
time the other members of the family had
recovered from the shock. Fannie was
breathing, but otherwise unconscious. The
electric shock seemed to have pervaded
every part of the building, tearing holes
through the walls as though riddled by can
non balls. Two guns were in a room of the
building, whose stocks were shivered into
splinters. One was loaded; the cap burst,
but failed to go off. It visited the pantry,
breaking the crockery, and, remarkable to
say, turning the baking pans inside out.
Under the house several fowls were killed
that, perhaps, sought shelter there from the
shower. Tho wonder is that any of the
family escaped death.
Sweet potato planting has been and is
still the order of the day at New Smyrna.
Fort Ogden had a meeting of its citizens
Friday night and raised the cash for building
a court house at that point.
Five hundred mechanics could find em
ployment if Key AAVst was a safe place of
residence for unacelimated people.
The fish scrap made by the New Smyrna
Fish and Fertilizer Company, is being used
extensively for fertilizing orange groves.
I,a-t. Saturday there was caught on Lake
A]>opka sixteen trout, averaging six pounds.
Tho largest one weighed thirteen pounds.
At Orlando Monday the case of the State
of Florida vs. E. D. Sylvester was trans
ferred to Osceola county by Justice Shine.
Quiteanumlierof land sales were consum
mated at Trabue last week. Everything
[mints to a monstrous boom this fall and
Sixteen hundred carloads of watermel
ons have been handled over the Savannah,
Florida and AVesteru division in Georgia
since J une 9.
The United States government has ac
cepted the bid of John Lent for carrying
the mail at Aurautai for the year ensuing
from July 1,
Dr. McNary, of Charlotte Harlior, and
Dr. Roeseh, of Fort Ogden, have been ap
pointed as the county Board of Health for
There were fifty entrances of ocean-going
craft into Pensacola harbor during the
mouth of June. Tho clearances for the
same period were 49 vessels of all classes.
Every Friday afternoon the Leesburg
Rifles can be seen drilling with a view of
reorganization under the new State law.
Only a few more members are required.
Rev. Thomas Hiatt, of Leesburg, left for
the North last week to perfect arrangements
for the manufacture of an automatic orange
sizer, which he has had patented. On ac
count of its simplicity and accuracy it
promises to supersede all other sizes.
The Florida Southern anil the Bt.. Augus
tine anil Palntka railways have inaugurated
excursion rates to St. Augustine for this
week from points along the line of the for
mer road. The rate from Francis to St.
Augustine is $1 40; from Palatka, five miles
nearer, is $1 50.
Aurantai reports crops looking well gen
erally. The orange trees in this vicinity
have a light crop, hut the trees look well
and the present growth indicates a heavy
crop next year. The frost of March 19
found the trees full of sap and the fruit just
set, and the damage to trees and fruit is
shown in the light crop.
At Orleans the rainy season has begun in
earnest. The frequent showers are causing
vegetation to grow rapidly. The vegetable
crop has nearly all been exhausted. The
people are planting tomatoes for late crop;
a few are planting egg plants also. The
growing corn, melons, [>eavines and pinders
arc rejoicing in the daily showers.
Jake McKeever (colored), of St. Augus
tine. Ims Ih'i'ii given a [tension of $24 per
month from Feb. 2, 1887, with a back pen
sion of $1,500. McKeever filed Ids claim
March 1, iMiti, some twenty-one years ago,
which was rejects'll by three different com
missions for want of proof. About a year
ago W. H, Atkins took up the ease, and
with tho supplementary evidence he was
able to get Commissioner Black to re- 11 S' ll
the claim, and with now facts presented,
has now allowed McKeever his pension.
The Gem City Guards, of Palatka, held a
meeting and drill last night, at which Capt.
R. IV. Davis, their new commander, took
charge, (’apt. Davis made a very pleasant
address to the company, and advised them
to reail the new law iu reference to the
duties of the State troops. He also stated
that the encampment would very probably
lie held at Pablo Beach. Cnpt Davis said
that under the new law the noii-cnminis
siuued officers of the old organization were
no longer officers, but ho would appoint the
same men to those I'llii'es.
I’nlatku Xei'-x: With the view of obtain
ing a (silato better adapted to our climate
tliun any variety as yet given us. Dr.
Wolitiffranek, our learned Isitanist, fertilized
the bloom oftheeai’ly rose with pollen from
the flower of the poach blow. He obtained
toed from the crossing, and finally several
seedlings. These have now fruited, and
the product has the form of the peuehblow
and the color of the curly rose. The flesh
is exceptionally firm, the skin beautifully
smooth and the Doctor believes it will give
ii< a tine |Kitato for the summer months.
He has none for sale now. hut will continue
it., cultivation until satisfied of its value,
when lie will place it on the market.
An unfortunate affair occurred at the
rest deuce ot i). D. Hull, of Highland, Mon
day. Some linv ago Mr. Hull was given a
bulldog bv Mr. Sawyer, of DeLund, which
soon showed itself jaisnessod of a very ugly
cliK|SKution. On tho day in question Mi l
Yelvington was nlsmt to call, but. the dog
would not permit her to enter the yanl.
Mrs. Hull .*nme to her assistance, and m at
tempting Pi hold the dog by the collar, was
set upon and most viciously bitten in the
wrist. Sol Williams, who was working
near by. succeeded in prying the dog's jaw,
apart and releasing tlic luidly lacerated
wrist, but was himself bitten in tho hand
in doing so. I)r. Gillen was sent lor and
the dog shot.
Tins happened in the office of P. F. Peek,
Cook's tourist agent, in Jacksonville: Two
gentlemen. U>th Englishmen, met for the
first time in Cook's tourist office Unlay.
One Ismght a ticket tor London via New
York, and the other Is.ught one for Van
couver, British Colombia, via New York.
The ugent introdueisl them to each other,
aud both look the wuo stateroom, though
their final destinations are r.,000 miles apart.
Soon after two others bought tickets —one
for Melbourne, Australia, via Liverpool and
the Suez canal, the other for San Francisco
via tho Panama railway. These two
cases furnish a striking illustration of the
widely parting lines of travel which diverge
from one point.
Elijah Jordon, the black terror, who
raised pandemonium at the Wayeross depot
at Jacksonville last Friday, is suffering a
great, deal of [lain front the wound in his
back. It will be remembered that he was
found nearly paralyzed front the effect of a
wound in the'took, which ho said was from
a bullet received in the melee. The by
standers, however, say that no shots were
tired except those fired by himself. When
brought before the Mayor he was asked for
and delivered to the county officers, and
was committed to await the action of the
grand jury under a charge of assault with
intent to commit murder in default of $5,000
bonds. He complains of intense pain in his
hips, and, as the wound is two inches above,
it is evident that the bullet is dropping
A meeting of the Democracy of Citrus
county was held at Mannfield Saturday.
The following ticket, in opposition to that
nominated by Senator Mann’s followers a
few weeks ago, was put in the field: For
County Judge, Capt. C. S. Stone: for Cir
cuit Clerk, C. C. Todd; for Sheriff, John
Scott; for Tax Collector, S. Catts; for Tax
Assessor, W. J. Rumpt; for Treasurer, J. J.
Fuller- for Surveyor, H. Van Buskirk; for
Commissioners. James Williams, C. C. Car
roll. Juke Clements, J. D. Spooner, Porter
Shari); County School Commissioners, K.
T. Willis, Rev. George Fredcrrick, Rev. A.
A. Wilson, H. AV. Zillner, H. J. Blaisdell.
Then the whole meeting proceeded to elect
a I iemocratie County Executive Committee,
which resulted in the election of the follow
ing gentlemen: A. O. Willard, Dr E. C.
Dunklin, R. 8. Sauls berry, AV. V. Cole, and
J . S. Perkins.
At Orleans during a thunder storm on
July ." the lightning struck several trees
near J. B. Young’s goat pens and killed four
of his fino Angora goats. The herd was
scattered or the hiss would have been greater.
Mr. Young brought a herd of 300 Angora
goats from Texas to Orleans last March.
The packing closely together on the cars
ami improper feeding and attention caused
a loss of about 100 head by the time they
reached Gainesville, where they were taken
off the cars. They have been doing well
since they arrived. Tho grazing on the high
pine lands seems to suit them. These goats
produce white fleecy wool ten or twelve
inches long, which sells at about 75c. per
pound in the market. The points in their
favor are that they will not jump fences,
and are free from the offensive odor of the
ordinary goat. They can live where the
Florida cow would starve, as they feed on
bushes, weeds, and any kind of short grass.
They are not valuable for their milk.
Capt. Yates, who has for some time been
engaged in the Menhaden fisheries, North,
has leased Calypso Island, in the St. Johns,
for a term of years, and is now in New
York purchasing tho machinery necessary
to begin a fertilizing factory, in which he,
Mr. Ferrar and others will lie interested.
They will begin on a small scale and enlarge
as the success of the enterprise may justify.
Even from the first they- can employ
about fifty moil to catch fish, out of
which they will manufacture the fertil
izer. The waters thereabout abound in shad
and other fish known as the fowl and Ixiny
fishes. From these the oil will be expressed
by machinery, the remains, after being
treated to the phosphates, will bo manufac
tured into fertilizers of very great value.
Mr. Ferrar thinks his company, though they
will start on a small scale, will lie able by
next year to establish a double plant. They
are now making arrangements to get the
phosphates from Charleston. The manu
facture of those fish fertilizers has been at
tempted recently on the Indian river, hut
was not successful, owing to inadequate
The terminus of the Blue Spring, Orange
City and Atlantic road is in the middle of a
large grant that is one mile square anil is
owned by a Mr. Andrews, of Baltimore.
The railroad will make out to get right of
way and that is about all. Not another
foot can they or any one else purchase.
That being the case several parties have put
up buildings on tho railroad’s right of way
for restaurant, store and post office. The
receiver of the road, Dexter Hunter, was
over tho other day and ordered all the
buildings taken off. In the fii-st
place the road Ims no authority to
allow any one to build on the
right of way, as tho company have not as
yet got their deed from Mr. Andrews. Be
sides Mr. Andrews is opposed to buildings
iieing put up in front of his lots that front
on either side of the road. But if he don’t
intend to pc’ his lots on the market during
the existence of the American republic, why
should he care, if the right of way through
his land blossoms out into a town I As it
stands now, there ean be no buildings put up
within about half a mile from the depot.
The railroad will in ail probability bridge
the river and make their terminus on the sea
beach and lodato their turn tables, shops,
etc.. over there where they can get what
land they want. There is land enough anil
to spare over there for a town, and no
doubt when the rood is in operation
up to that point a town will
spring up. for it is the b"st of all tho places
on the oast coast where a summer resort
should be located. It is near tko inlet
where the beach is several hundred feet
broad. If the railroad is extended to the
beach the company intends to put, up a big
hotel. Alfred How ard, of Glencoe, sur
veyor, measured the distance from the rail
road dock to the other side of the river for
the railroad company. Tlio bridge will be
1,000 feet long.
Col. John AVcbb, tho Harbor Master of
Pensacola, is in receipt of a letter from
Capt. Farady of the baric Longfellow, dat
ed New York, July A, from which a report
er has been permitted to make an extract,
to wit: “I made a fairly good passage to
Rio, sixty-five days, a.nd got on nicely for a
time; got the cargo all out and chartered
the ship to load coffee for New Yol k—2o,-
900 hags at 15s. I was loaded and ready for
sea when yellow fever made its appearance
and cleaned ine out of all
hands but young Reed, the
little fellow 1 took from Pensacola, the
carpenter and the second mate. All hands
were in the hospital and four died in one
week. 1 then got the ship fumigated, lot
her lav for four days, w/ion 1 proceeded to
sea. Before the t tig let go of me, outside of
the harbor, the mate took sick, came to an
chor twenty-five miles from Rio, went back
with him, got another and started, leaving
ten men, two chief mates and two stewards
behind. AVe were twont'f-two Hours at sen.
when the fever again bro*to out. We buried
the little Ikiv and three men in seven days,
during which time there tv as not u breath of
wind. It was teiTi'.Jo to lie.-ir their moaning
and howling at night, all of them out of their
mind*. I expected at our time that Izhonld
burv the lot: I could get no port, but, thank
God, it finished up there. When I got to
tic-equator, l hud only three men and the
officers a I ile to work. AVheu off Hatteras,
forty two days from Rio, we got a severe
gale and lost some sails on aeffount of not
having men to him He them. AVe were ten
days from llattern, here, where we did
twenty-fours quarantine and went to the
city on June lit. They would give me six
months quarantine in Pensacola. I was
only three days discharging, and, there
te ing no paying employment! offering for a
long voyage, 1 have laid tue ship up until
things take a turn.”
A Household Necessity.
(Jeorge 1,. (JrilHn, of Richmond Hill,
lamg Island, N. Y., reeoniniends Allcock’s
Donors PbASTEBs in the following frank
We have been using Ai.lcock's Porous
I‘lastkks for many y.*ai*s, and in fact they
hove become a hourehuld neoasity in our
family. In every ease where they have
been applied they have proven themselves
satisfactory and /iv.p immediate relief.
He recommend tie *iii very highly, and trust
our experience Will lie ibe tneans of inducing
others to give them a trial.
A Good Crop Prospect-Shipments
Melons and Pears.
Horton, Ga., July 13.—The rail's that
have fallen in abundance in this locality
during the past ten days insures a good corn
crop. The acreage of corn in Southwest
Georgia is quite largo. The yield and the
quality will be good. Cotton, too, is good,
tnougii there is tear that too much rain has
fallen recently for it. I have noticed the
crop on a dozen or more farms thus week
ana have yet to see one injured from too
much rain. The prospect for jjeas, pmdfflr*,
Itatoes and cano is good enough, lue
melon soason, now nearing the close, has
been an active and paying <ie. P u “ ,r N?
money in circulation and ‘’knocking hard
times higher than a kite.''
The LeC'onte pear crop is proving better
than expected, both in quantity and quality,
and is being marketed as rapidly as man
and beast can deliver it to the railroad
and express companies. Tears are quoted
to-day at $3 per crate in Philadelphia.
There is a nice profit in them at one-half of
these figures. Thomasville has shipped up
to date in round numbers 2,1500 crates east
ward and two carloads west. Boston has
shipped 000 crates and will ship perhaps 125
crates daily for the next ten These
pears are ready sale here at 50c. per bu. m
bulk and 75(<z,&>e. per crate packed. [.*' the
1,592 carloads melons moved by the istvaii
nah, Florida and Western rail
way up to July 9 fully one-halt
have been grown and shipped by
Brooks and Lowndes counties, and perhaps
one fourth of the other by Thomas county.
Of this Brooks alone has shipped nearly tu)o
cars. Place the average ot' net returns at
the low figures of S3O per ear and it will
readily be seen that the total is a nice sum
of money. With the melon and pear crops
so profitable, backed as they' are by an
abundance of home supplies for man and
beast, the present cotton crop ought to be
one of nearly clear profit to many.
The meeting that has been nearly contin
uous for three weeks at the Methodist Epis
copal church continues. The pastor Rev.
Julian Jordan, has iteen untiring in his la
bors. Ho has hail the cordial co operation
of his church and the assistance of Messrs.
Chester and Crumphler, of Bainbridge, and
McGhee, of Thomasville. There have been
nineteen accessions to the church up to
A Batch of Anecdotes.
From the Alujxiha (Ga.) Star.
In a Georgia city lives a popular divine
who is liked by all classes. He is very fond
of fishing and hunting, and does not object
to telling a side-splitting anecdote occasion
ally. Here is one we caught on the fly re
Oneo a party went fishing. There was
some snake medicine along, and one or
more of the party took too much aboard.
In the evoning a terrific storm came up.
As it was nearing the party one, more pious
than the rest, knelt down at the root of a
tree and began to pray for protection.
About the same time one of those who had
tapped the jug too often shouted:
"Come ahead, you blasted old cyclone.
Tear us all to pieces! Blow us to Halifax!
Hurrah for the United .States and Kiuoha
When he closed, the humble supplicant at
the root of the tree raised his horrified face
to heaven and cried:
“Oh, Lord, don’t mind what that con
founded crazy fool is saying. He is blind
drunk, as you can see for yourself, and he
don't belong to the. church, noway.”
Parson F., another popular divine, tells
the following good one:
A negro woman, during slavery' days, had
joined the church a number of times, only
to be turned out for misbehavior. She had
just joined again, and her master, a pious
“Jane do you think you will stick this
“Yas, boss, I hab strong hopes in dat
“Did you go to Jesus for help?”
“Me? Dat I didn’t! I went tode head
Boss dis time. Jesus am only his son.”
Down at Hebron church,near Jasper,Fla.,
lives a Primitive divine who was once a
missionary Baptist preacher. One Sunday,
before preaching, a Missionary Baptist, a
member of the church of which the preacher
formerly had charge, asked him why he
had forsaken them and gone over to tiie
Primitive church. He did not reply at
once, but when he got up in the
pulpit to preach, he saw quite a number of
his former congregation before him, and
then decided to inform them why he made
the change. He told them that he would
illustrate the cause by relating an anecdote,
which he did about as follows:
He was riding along one day and came to
n house, in the front yard of which was a
bright looking little lioy play'ing with a
number of puppies. He asked:
“My little man, what kind of puppies are
“They’re Missionary Baptist puppies,”
promptly replied the boy.
Tiie preacher rode ou, studying the while
over the queer name the little boy bud
given the puppies. On the return trip he
overtook a Primitive Baptist divine not far
from the little boy’s home, and proposed
that they stop and talk with the little boy.
Halting at the gate he called the child and
asked him to bring out his puppies. He did
so and the Primitive Baptist preacher
“What kind of puppies are those, my
“They’re Primitive Baptist puppies,” ho
“You told me awhile ago that they were
Missionary Baptist puppies,” sakl the aston
ished missionary brother.
“They was then, because they didn’t have
their eyes open when you passed, but since
you passed their eyes have opened and they
are now Primitive Baptist puppies.”
SUBURB AH RAILWAY.
City and Suburban Railway.
Savannah. G 4.. May 31. 1887.
ON and after WEDNESDAY, June Ist, th
following schedule will be run on the Out
LI A VI LRRTVB LKAW IMJ U
CITT. CITY. or HOPK. MONTGOMERY
•0:55 I 6:42 I 6:20 i
10:2*) 8:40 8:15 7:50
i 2:00 1 1:30 1:00
t7:!5 I 0:40 \ 015
There will be no early train from Isle of Hope
on Sunday morning.
4 For Montgomery only. Passengers for Tsl©
of Hope go via Montgomery without extra
charge. This train afford* parent* a cheap ex
cursion before breakfast for young children
* This 3:25 r. m. train last out of city Sunday
tOn Saturdays this train leave* citvat 7:45
v m J, 11 JOHNSTON.
FOR HA LB BY—
HTRNWKM, At (HIPMAN
Imported Bay Rum,
A FINK ARTICLE,
AT STRONG’S DRUG STORE,
'iuei Dull uuU Berry street luuv-
OCEAN STEAMSHIP COMPANY
New York, Boston and Philadelphia.
PASSAGE TO NEW YORK.
CABIN $.20 00
EXCURSION 3a 00
STEERAGE 10 00
PASSAGE TO BOSTON.
CABIN $3O 00
EXCURSION 38 00
STEERAGE 10 00
PASSAGE TO PHILADELPHIA.
(via New York).
CABIN $22 00
EXCURSION. 30 00
STEERAGE 18 00
r |''HE magnificent steamships of these lines
1 are appointed to sail a* follows—standard
TO NEW YORK.
NACOOCHEE, Capt. F. Kesipton, FRIDAY,
July 15, at l:3(iP. M.
CITY OF SAVANNAH, Capt. F. Smith, SUN
DAY’, July 17. at 3 p. M.
CITY OF AUGUSTA. Capt. J. W. Catharine,
TUESDAY, July 19. at 4:30 p. m.
CHATTAHOOCHEE, Capt. H. C. Daggett,
FRIDAY", July 22, at 7 p. M.
GATE CITY, Capt. E. R. Taylor, THURSDAY,
July 14, 1 p. m. 4
CITY OF MACON, Capt. W. Kelley, THURS
DAY, July 81, at 6 p. M.
[FOR FREIGHT ONLY.I
DESSOUG, Capt. N. F. Howas, SATURDAY,
July 16, at 2:30 p. u.
JUNIATA, Capt. S. L. Askins, SATURDAY,
July 23, at 7:30 p. M.
Through hills of lading given to Eastern and
Northwestern points and to ports of the United
Kingdom and the Continent.
For freight or passage apply to
C. G. ANDERSON, Agent,
City Exchange Building.
Merchants’ and Miners’ Transportation Com’ y.
CABIN sl2 50
SECOND CABIN 10 00
THE STEAMSHIPS of this Company are ap
pointed to sail from Savannah for Balti
more as follows—city time:
WM. LAWRENCE, Capt. Snow, THURSDAY,
July 14, at 3 p. m.
GEORGE APPOLD, Capt. Billups, TUESDAY,
July 19, at 6 p. m.
WM. LAWRENCE, Capt. Snow, MONDAY,
July 25, at 11 a. m.
GEORGE APPOLD, Capt. Billups, SATUR
DAY, July 30, at 4 p. m.
And from Baltimore on the days above named
at 3 p. m.
Through bills lading given to all points West,
all the manufacturing towns in New En Hand,
and to ports of the United Kingdom arid the
JAS. B. WEST & CO., Agents,
114 Bay street.
SKA ISLAND XiOXJ 'JL'K.
STEAMER DAVID CLARK,
Capt. M. P. USINA,
AX TILL LEAVE Savannah from wharf foot of
it Lincoln street for DOB'JY, DARIEN,
BRUNSWICK and FERN ANDIN A. every TUES
DAY and FRIDAY at ti p. m.. city time, con
necting at Savannah with New York, Philadel
phia, Boston and Baltimore steamers, at Fer
nandina with rail for Jackson ;i!le and all points
in Florida, and at Brunswick with steamer for
Sat ilia river.
No freight received after sp. m. on days of
Freight not signed for 24. hours after arrival
will lie at risk of consignee.
Tickets on wharf and boat,
C. WILLIAMS, Agent.
SEMI-WEEKLY LINE FOR COHEN'S BLUFF
AND WAY LANDINGS.
' I'JiK steamer ETHEL, <lapt. W. i. i; ig.wtll
I leave for abo.’e MONDAYS and THURS
DAYS at 6 o’clock p. m. Returning arrive
WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS at 8 o’clock
p. m. For information, etc., npoly to
W. T. GIBBON, Manager.
Wharf foot of Drayton s!n*i.
For Augusta and Way Landings.
S T IE,
Cut. J. S. BEVILL,
WILL leave EVERY WEDNESDAY at 10
v o’clock a. m. (city time) for Augusta and
AH freights payable by shippers.
PLANT STEAMSHIP LINE.
Tampa, Hoy Wct, Havana.
liV Tr.mpa Monday and Thursday 0:30 p. m.
Ar Key \Vt Tuenday and Friday 4 p. ni.
Ar Havana Wednesday and Saturday tta. m.
Lv Havana Wednesday and Saturdfiy noon.
Lv Key Went Wednesday and Saturday 10 p.m.
Ar Tampa Thursday and Sunday o y in.
Connecting at T.utipa with west India Fast
Train to and from Northern and Kastern cities.
For stateroom Accommodations apply to City
Ticket Office H.. F. A W By. .Jacksonville, or
Agent I’lant Steamship Line, Tampa.
0. D. OWKNS, Traffic Manager.
H. S. HAINES, General .Manager.
May 1. 1887.
HIM KA( I Olts.
P. J. FALLON,
BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR,
22 DRAYTON STREET, SAVANNAH.
IT* ESTIMATES promptly furnished for building
j of wychws.
Savannah. Ga., July 8, 1837.
ON and after this date Passenger Trains will
run daily unless marked t, which are daily,
The standard time, by which these trains run,
is 36 minutes slower than Savannah city time:
No. 1. No. 3. No. 5. No. 7.
Lv Savannah .7:10 am 8:20 pm 5:15 pni 6:40 pn
Ar Guyton. ...8:07 am 6:40 pn
Ar Milieu 9:40 am 11:03 pm 7:30 pm 8:45 pu
Ar Augusta .t1:45 pm 4:ooam 9:35 pm
A r Macon 1:40 pm 3:20 am
Ar Atlanta . .5:40 pm 7:15 am
Ar Columbus. .9:80 pra 2:45 pm
Ar Montg'ry.. 7:25 am 7:0fl pra
Ar Eufaula., 4:33 am 8:50 pm
Ar Albany. . 10:00 pm 2:45 pm
Train No. 9+ leaves Savannah 2:00 p. in,; ar
rives Guyton 2:56 p. m.
Passengers for Sylvania, Wrightsville, Mil
ledgeville and Eatonton should take 7:10 a. m.
Passengers for Thomaston, Carrollton. Perry,
Fort Galhes, Talbotton, Buena Vista, Blakely
and Clayton should take the 8:20 p. m. train.
_ No. 2. No. 4. No. T NoTiT
Lv Augusta 10:00 pm 6:00 ana
Lv Macon.. .10:35 am 10:50 pm
Lv Atlanta., 6:50 am 6:50 pm
LvColumbus 11.00 pm 12:45 pm
Lv Montg’ry. 7:25 pm 7:40 am
Lv Eufaula.. 10:15 pm 10:49 am
Lv Albany.. s:o6am 11:55am
Lv Milieu. . 2:28 pm 3:10 am 8:15 am 5:30 am
Lv Guyton.. 4:o3pm s:olam 9:40am6:58am
Ar Savannah 5:00 pm 6:15 am 10:30 am 8:00 am
Train No. 101 leaves Guyton 3:10 p. m.; arrival
Savannah 4:25 p. m.
Sleeping ears on all night trains between Sa
vannah, Augusta, Macon and Atlanta, also Ma
con and Columbus.
Train No. 3, leaving Savannah at 8:20 p. m.,
will stop regularly at Guyton, but at no other
point to put off passengai r between Savannah
Train No. 4 will stop on signal at stations bo.
tween Millen and Savannah to take on passeo
gens for Savannah.
Train No. 5 will stop on signal at stations bo
tween Savannah and Millen to take on passea
gers for Augusta or points on Augusta branch.
Train No. 6 will stop between Millen and Sa
vannah to put otf passengers from Augusta and
points on Augusta branch.
Connections at Savannah with
Florida and Western Railway for all points in
Tickets for all points and sleeping car berths
on sale at City Ollice, No. 20 Bull street, and
Depot Office 30 minutes before departure oJ
J. C. SHAW. G. A. WHITEHEAD,
Ticket Agent. Gen. Pass. Agent.
Savannah, Florida & Western Railway.
[All trains on this road are run by Centra’
Time card in effect june 19, isrt.
Passenger trains on this road will run daily
WEST INDIA FAST MAIL.
READ DOWN. READ UP.
7:06 a m Lv Savannah Ar 12:06 p m
12:30 pm Lv Jacksonville Lv 7:00 ani
4:4opm Lv Sanford Lv I:lsam
9:00 p m Ar Tampa Lv 8:00 p m
PLANT STEAMSHIP LINE.
Monday and I , Tamm Ar J Thurs an !
Thurs.pmt v ” • iampa... .Ar j Sun pm
Tuesday and i. . K . T j Wed. and
Friday, pm) Ar. .Key v\est. .Lv p m
Wednes. and I „ i Wed. and
Sat ami Ar... Havana.. .Lv fsat.-noon
Pullman buffet cars to and from New York
NEW ORLEANS EXPRESS.
7:o6araLv Savannah Ar 7:sßpm
8:42 am Lv Jesup Ar 6:16 pm
9:50 am Ar Way cross Lv 5:05 pm
11:26 a m Ar Callahan..... .Lv 2:47 p m
12:00 noon Ar. ..Jacksonville Lv 2:05 p m
7:00 am Lv Jacksonville Ar 7:45pm
10:15 am Lv Waycross Ar 4:40 pm
12:04 pm Lv Valdosta Lv 2:56 pm
12:31pm Lv Quitman Lv 2:28 pra
I:22pm Ar Thomasville... Lv I:4spm
B:3spm Ar Bainbridge Lv 11:25am
4:04 pm Ar Chattahoochee... Lv 11:30 a m
Pullman buffet cars to and from Jacksonville
and New York, to and from Waycross and New
Orleans via Pensacola.
EAST FLORIDA EXPRESS.
1:30 pm Lv Savannah Ar 12:06 pm
3:20 pm Lv Jesup Lv 10:32 a m
4:40 pni Ar Waycross Lv 9:23 a m
7:45 p m Ar Jacksonville Lv 7:00 ain
4:15 pm Lv Jacksonville Ar 9:45 am
7:20 p m Lv YVaycross Ar 6:35 am
8:81 pm Ar Dupont .. Lv s:3oam
3:25 pm Lv Lake City Ar 10:45 a m
3:45 pm Lv Gainesviile Ar 10:30 am
0:55 pm Lv Live Oak Ar 7:10 am
B:4opm Lv Dupont Ar 5:25a m
10:55 pm Ar Thomasville Lv 3:25 am
1:22 ani Ar Albany Lv 1:25 am
Pullman buffet cars to aiid from Jacksonville
and St. Louis via Thomasville, Albany, Mont
gomery and Nashville.
7:35pm Lv Savannah Ar 6:loam
10:05 p m Lv Jesup Lv 3:lsam
12:40am Ar Waycross Lv 12:10am
5:30 a m Ar Jacksonville Lv 9:00 p m
_9:00 pm Lv Jacksonville Ar 5:30 a m
I:osam Lv YVaycross.. Ar 11:30pm
2:30a m Ar Dupont Lv 10:05 p m
7:10 am Ar Live Oak Lv 6:55 pm
10:30am Ar Gainesville Lv 3:45pm
10:45am Ar Lake City.. Lv 3:25 p~m
2:55 am Lv Dupont Ar 9:35 pm
6:30 a m Ar Thomasville Lv 7:00 p m
11:40 a m Ar Albany... Lv 4:00 pin
Stops at all regular stations. Pullman
sleeping cars to and from Jacksonville and Sa
6:05 a m Lv YVaycross Ar 7:00 p m
10:25 a m Ar Thomasville. Lv 2:15 p m
Stops at all regular and flag stations.
8:45 pm Lv Savannah Ar 8:80 am
6:10 pm Ar Jesup Lv 5:25 aa?
Stops at all regular and flag stations.
At Savannah for Charleston at 6:45 a m. (ar
rive Augusta via Yemassee at 12:30 p m), 12:26
p m and 8:23 p m; for Augusta and Atlanta at
i :00 am, 5:15 p ni and 8:20 p m; with steamships
for New York Sunday, Tuesday and Friday: for
Boston Thursday: for Baltimore every fifth day.
At JESUP for Brunswick at 3:30 a m and 3:35
pm; for Macon 10:30 a m and 11:07 pm.
At YY’AY’CROSS for Brunswick at 10:00amand
5:05 p m.
At CALLAHAN for Fernandinaat 2:47 pm;
for Waldo. Cedar Key, Ocala, etc . at 11:27 a m.
At LIVE OAK for Madison, Tallahassee, etc.,
at 10:68 a in and 7 :30 p in.
At GAINESVILLE for Ocala, Tavares, Brooks
vilie and Tainoa at 10:.Y> a ni.
At ALBANY for Atlanta, Macon, Montgom
ery, Mobil* New (blends, Nashville, etc.
At CHATTAHOOCHEE for Pensacola, Mobil*,
New Orleans at 4:14 p ni.
Tickets sold and sleeping car berths secured
at BREN'S Ticket Office, and at the Passenger
WM. r. HARDF.E, Gen. Pass. Agent.
U G. FLEMING Superintendent
Charleston & Savannah Railway Cos.
/■CONNECTIONS made at Savannah with Sa-
V vannab. Florida and Western Railway.
Trams leave and arrive at Savannah by stand
ard time C.K>th meridian), which is 36 minutel
slower than city t line.
No. 14* 38t 66* 78*
LvSav’li .12:26 p m 4:00 p m 6:45 a m 8233 p m
Ar Beaufort 6:08 p m . 10:15 am
Ar P. ltovol 6:20 p m 10:30 a in
Ar Al’dafe. 7:40 p m 8:15 pm 10:20 a m
Ar Cha ston 4:43 p m 9:20 pm 11:40 a in 1:25 a IB
33* 85* 27*
Lv Cha’ston 7:10 a m 3:35 p m 4:00 a a
Lv Augusta 12:36 p
Lv Al'dale. 5:10 am 3:07 pm
Lv P. Royal. 7:<Kiam 2:00 pm
Lv Beaufort 7:l2am 2:15 p
Ar Sav’h 10:13 ain 6:63 pni 6:41 aat
•Daily tietwre n Suvannah and Charleston.
Train No. 78jnakps no connection with Port
Royal and Aiupista Railway, and stop* only at
Kldgelan t. Ure m Pond and Kafeuel. Train II
stops only at Yemassee and Green Pond, and
connects for lb aufort and Port Royal daily, am’
for Allendale -laily, except Sunday Trams 31
and 66 connect from and for Beaufort' and Por*
For tickets, sleeping ear reservations and at
other inforni.it lon apply to WM. BRKY
Hneci.il Ticket Agent, 22 Bull stnvt. and *•
Charleston nui Savannah railway ticket oflloa
at Savannah, Florida and Western Railway
depot. C. 8- UADSDEN, Si I ,*.